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Catawba County has been awarded federal funds made available through the department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. Catawba County has been chosen to receive $60,394 for Phase 37 and $86,104 for Phase CARES to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of…
JOHN BAILEY jbailey@ccunitedway.com Worry and fear have become the new normal for many during the current crisis created by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Catawba County United Way (CCUW) decided in mid-March to gather the resources it had to bring back some hope to those devastated by this pandemic. It created the Catawba County United Way COVID-19 Response Fund. Eight local non-profit organizations recently received the first allocations from this…
STAFF REPORTS On March 18, Governor Roy Cooper announced NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina as a resource people can call for assistance related to COVID-19. Since then 211 has helped families find food, healthcare, employment advice and hope. Catawba County United Way is one of several community partners who help fund this program. The health and human services information line has handled a total of 22,428 calls since activation on March…
BY JOHN BAILEY jbailey@ccuniteway.com I grew up on classic TV western shows – John Wayne was king in my house – so I’m familiar with the idea of circling the wagons when there’s trouble. COVID-19 has grown from a news blip in China, to images of field hospitals going up in New York City’s Central Park, on its way to becoming the biggest source of concern this country has seen in a long time. My position in community impact at the Catawba County…
The United Way will update this information as we learn more. Please share any information from your agency with us as well. We hope everyone is staying safe. Remember, to view accurate information concerning COVID-19 visit nc211.org - The United Way's community service resource help line and website. HELP WITH CHILD CARE - Effective April 1 Parents/caregivers who are essential workers and need financial assistance for child care can complete a…
PATRICK BEAVER LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER: Because the agency’s volunteers tutor in schools, it has had to cancel all tutoring until schools resume. Additionally, program such as the parent engagement/family literacy nights (LIFT) and the follow up meeting to the Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training have had to be cancelled due to numbers over 50 and school closings. The agency hopes to post resources all families can use to help students with…
FAMILY CARE CENTER: To try and do what we can to limit the impact of this virus, Family Care Center will close our doors to the public at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until further notice. Applicants to our program may access the application outside our front door but there will be no client interaction or face to face meetings. We will be in touch with our current guests via phone and email. For information visit: familycare-center.org. ADULT LIFE…
SHERRILLS FORD COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHES CLOSET: Offers a food pantry and clothes closet. Call before stopping by to check on available services. Phone: 828-478-9652 www.facebook.com/The-Christian-Food-Pantry-of-Sherrills-Ford-Clothes-Cl… NEIGHBORS NETWORK - YOUR NEIGHBORS PANTRY: Offers a food pantry and other services for seniors. Call before stopping by to check on available services. Phone 828-464-1111 Website: www.neighborsnetwork.…
Based on an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of their customers and staff, the NCWorks Career Center will be closed to the public beginning March 18. The agency will continue to provide services to its valued customers virtually by phone and email. You may continue to access NCWorks on-line at www.ncworks.gov, or contact the Career Center at 828-466-5535 to receive staff assisted services with your employment search.  
Tuesday, March 31 Governor Roy Cooper today announced another step to help families by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. Today’s Order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services for the next 60 days.  The Order directs utilities to give residential customers at least six months to pay outstanding bills and prohibits them from collecting fees, penalties or interest for late…